9 Days trekking to Everest Base Camp and Flyback by Helicopter

Highlights

  • Welcome Dinner with cultural show in Kathmandu and 30 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, tiny airport at Lukla
  • The spectacular mountain views of the most iconic peaks in the world, including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Lhotseshar and Nuptse
  • The trek takes you through the heart of the Sherpa community, who are known for their mountaineering skills, and their rich cultural traditions 
  • You'll have the opportunity to visit local villages as well as the biggest Sherpa Village Namche Bazaar, interact with the friendly Sherpa people, and learn about their life style
  • A great opportunity to test your physical and mental limits and push yourself to achieve something truly rewarding
  • Everest panoramic views from Syanboche, Ama Dablam, Kusumkangaru and Mera peak are the closest
  • Explore Namche Bazaar, the home of Sherpa community and their culture
  • Visit Sherpa Museum and Buddhist Monestery
  • The best trip for those trekkers who have limited time and short holiday in Nepal,great opportunity to ride helicopter
  • Great opportunity to observe the magnificent mountain views and Khumbu ice fall from both Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar

Our 9 Day Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to the base camp of Mount Everest and flies back to Lukla by helicopter ride which avoids the repeating of trekking in the same route. This short trekking is suitable for those who are limited by time but want to reach to Everest and explore the high mountains.

The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas. It is visited by thousands of trekkers every year. 9 Days Everest Base Camp trekking is arranged in the Solu Khumbu district of Nepal. It offers an authoritative gutsy experience by taking you to the Base Camp (5364m); that is the most astounding top on the planet (Mt. Everest). Also during this trek – one can encounter the entrancing perspective of different Mountains like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Makalu and Ama Dablam. Alongside these edges of fascination, Everest base camp trek has Orange religious communities, with a bright petition to God banners.

The brilliant adventure of the Everest Base Camp trek starts with a beautiful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy. The trail goes through socially rich towns like Phakding, Khumjung and Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazar has the majority population of Sherpa. Everest Base Camp Trekking takes you to the base camp of the world’s highest peak. At this point, climbers allow a day of rest for acclimatization.

Everest Base Camp Trek likewise offers the chances to go touring around the Sagarmatha National Park. It is a world legacy site. It is home to an assortment of Himalayan Flora and Faunas. Lastly touches base at the Base Camp of the Mt. Everest and Kala Pathar. The magnificent view of Everest can observe from Kala Patthar. This is the closest distance place to take a bigger photograph of Mt. Everest.

9 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

9 days Everest base camp trekking is a great opportunity for those who have a busy travel schedule and whose dream is to view Mount Everest (8848 m) roof of the world. So, Short Everest Base Camp Trek is a great walk for travelers who have short vacation time for Nepal. The only difference between this trek and Everest Base camp trek is that there will be no acclimatization day in Namche Bazar and Dingboche. Trekkers adoring the antiquated locales and might want to take the plunge the magnificence of nature can appreciate the Everest Base Camp. Short Everest Base Camp is a safe and highly recommended trek. Nepal Pioneer Treks & Expedition is glad to operate this trek for you to make it your experience of a lifetime. Remember us for this trek!

Itinerary
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Due to the bad weather of domestic flights from Kathmandu to  Lukla and after the trek from Lukla to Kathmandu delayed sometimes by a few hours or canceled for a day or more. It could happen even in the best trekking season also as you know how climate changes affecting the world and especially the Himalayan Region of Nepal. Perhaps we always recommend you add supplement nights in Kathmandu after your trek if possible. If everything goes well, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, White water rafting, wildlife activities, shopping, as you wish for those extra days. However, if you want a helicopter rescue instead of a flight cancellation from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu we can organize according to your request

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuban International Airport, one of our staff will be there to warm greeting you with a beautiful garland that is our respect and the culture to welcome to the new stranger. After welcoming you, our staff will transfer to you to the hotel. After your long journey on a plane, you may get tired, so be fresh and take a bit rest, then our manager will come to meet you at the hotel and talk about the plan for your trip in detail.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla. You should be ready early in the morning to fly to Lukla. It’s 45 minutes scenic flight to Lukla. Lukla is the most critical airport. Once you arrived in Lukla have breakfast, then start your trek. Lukla is the gateway to do the Everest Base Camp Trekking. Today you have a short day trek approximately three-hour trek. You can enjoy the scenery and some of the peaks. You can pass some villages like Chheplung, Thadokoshi, Ghat Phakding and you will be arriving at Manju then stay overnight there.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 2835m

Trek to Namche Bazar. Namche Bazaar is the biggest town on this trip. You should have breakfast in  Manju. After breakfast, you should start your trek to Namche Bazaar. The trail much harder than the last day. At the beginning of the day, you should cross the bridge, then passages some little towns. While you are walking on the trail you can enjoy the mountain views of Thamserku and Kusumkangaru. You can see the Dodhkoshi river and the scenery. Monju is a nice place where we should check our trekking permit. After 10 minutes walk, you should cross the bridge again and reach Jorsalle. After  Jorsalle, you should have a big climb to Namche Bazaar. You will see the Hilary bridge, double suspension bridge and then get to Topdanda. There is a very nice viewpoint. You can see Everest for the first time if the weather is clear and there is no cloud. Next one and half hour walk you will reach Namche Bazaar you can have lunch then stay overnight at the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3440m

Trek to Tengboche. Tengboche is a nice place to spend overnight. It is situated on the top of the hill. The trail today very nice and gentle. In the beginning, it is hard to get to the top of Namche Bazaar then after a very nice and easy walk until Kyanjuma. You can enjoy the scenery and all the mountain views, including Everest, Nupche, Lhotse and several peaks around. After Kyanjuma, the trail drops down to the Dodhkoshi and after crossing the bridge you get to Fungi Thanga. The trail to get to Tengboche a bit harder takes about two and a half hours. You can visit the biggest monastery in the evening, talks with the Monks and stay overnight at Tengboche.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3860m

Today trek to Dingboche. You may feel harder because of the gaining altitude more. The trail drop-down first until to the Debuche then nice and gentle walk through the rhododendron forest until to the bridge of Imja Khola and climbs past superb Mani stones (carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant Mani Padme Hum) to Pangboche at 3860m. The trail then climbs to Dingboche, you can enjoy the superb view of Amadablam and stay overnight at Dingboche.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 4410m

Trek to Lobuche. Today you should walk slow and steady. In the beginning until the Dhukla very nice and easy walk. The trail after Dhukla goes directly up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier for about one hour, then left into a memorial area known as Chhukpilhara, before reaching Lobuche at 4930m. The night so cold there, you should prepare the nights with warm jackets and stay overnight there.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 4910m

Trek to Gorak Shep. The trail continues to Gorak Shep at 5160m. It takes approximately three hours a gradual climb. Once you arrive at Gorak Shep, you should prepare to go to the Everest Base Camp. The trail more likely rocks, narrow and sometimes windy as well. Today will fulfill your dream. You had a very hard time coming to Nepal not only that you dream to do the Everest Base Camp once in your lifetime. Take photographs with the group and your friends, then back the same way to Gorakshep and stay overnight at Gorak Shep.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 5140m

Today hike to Kalapathar (Black Rock) at 5545m early in the morning, then trek back to  Hotel.  pack the bag and you can have breakfast. After breakfast back dawn to  Lukla by helicopter. If possible you can fly back to Kathmandu the same day not stat at Lukla then next morning flight out from there.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 5550m

Flyback from Lukla to Kathmandu. Most of the time you have a morning flight so you should be prepared to go to the airport on time. You should have a very nice and 45-minute scenic flight to Kathmandu. Our guide still with you to drop to you at the airport If you have time you can stay in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m
Includes/Excludes
Includes
  • Two nights accommodation in Kathmandu with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • All Ground and air transportation. Pick up and drop.
  • Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee (served in a cup).
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the Nepal government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary, accommodation, and meals.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
  • All the necessary official documents, TIMS Permit, Trekking Permit, etc.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking Route map.
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters.
  • All required local and government tax.
Excludes

 

  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except for Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service,etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
  • Monument entrance fees.
Price and Availability
Date AvailabilityPrice 
Start DateJun 08, 2024End DateJun 17, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$1700
Start DateJun 16, 2024End DateJun 25, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$1700
Start DateJun 24, 2024End DateJul 03, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$1700
Additional Information

9 days Everest Base Camp trek best time

When deciding on the best time to visit the Everest region for the Base Camp trek, it is an important to consider your personal preferences and the type of weather you prefer. The most popular time to trek is during the spring months of March to May, when the weather is generally clear and dry, with warm days and cool nights. The rhododendron forests are also in full bloom during this time, creating beautiful scenery. 

Another suitable time to trek to Everest is in the autumn months of September to November. Autumn also has stable weather conditions with crystal clear views and a low chance of precipitation. The climate remains pleasant, neither too hot nor too cold. Also, autumn is the festival season, so you may get a chance to be part of some of the biggest celebrations in the country. 

9 days Everest Base Camp trek accommodation

Our accommodation during the trek is basic lodges along the trail. Trekkers spend nights in twin-shared rooms. The package cost covers basic accommodation, so please do not have high expection. You will get a clean,neat and comfortable room at the end of the day to have a good night's sleep. 

If you want to upgrade your accommodation, then let us know in advance. The Everest trek trail also has luxury lodges with great services and many modern amenities. 

The washroom in the basic lodge is usually shared. It can be a squat toilet or a western-style one. Single rooms will cost you additional money, and you have to request them at the time of booking. The services offered in the lodges are pretty basic. 

Meals

Food is generally available along the entire route of the Everest Base Camp trek and is typically provided by the tea houses or lodges where you stay overnight. Most lodges offer a set menu of Nepali and Tibetan dishes, as well as some western options such as pasta and sandwiches. Prices for meals are generally reasonable but can vary depending on the specific location and type of dish.

The biggest Sherpa village offers a wide range of menu that includes pizza, bakery items, burgers, steak, curries, rice, porridge, soups, etc. The tea shops along the trail sell snacks and beverages, so carry some Nepali cash to buy. You can carry bars and snacks to munch while trekking. 

Group/private joining

Both group and private treks have their pros and cons, and the right choice for you will depend on your personal preferences and budget. Group treks tend to be more affordable, but you may have less control over the itinerary and may have to compromise on certain aspects of the trip. Private treks tend to be more expensive, but you'll have more control over the itinerary and can tailor the trip to your specific needs and preferences.

Group treks: Group treks are organized by trekking companies and typically include a group of travelers who are led by a guide and supported by a team of porters. These treks are a good option for people who are comfortable traveling with a group and want the convenience of having everything arranged for them.

Private treks: Private treks are tailored to the individual or group and can be customized to meet your specific needs and preferences. These treks are a good option for people who want more control over their itinerary and who may have specific interests or requirements.

Child Policy

Many parents do the Everest panorama trek with their children. You just have to be prepared well and follow a perfect itinerary that allows your kid to adjust and enjoy the venture. Our Everest panorama trek itinerary is perfect to join with kids. Moreover, we also provide an assistant guide and other services to make sure the trek goes smoothly. For more information, kindly contact us. 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is crucial to join the Everest Base Camp trek. We ask our guests to buy travel insurance that covers emergency air evacuation to provide instant medical assistance during the trek. Not only this, but travel insurance will also come in handy in case you lose your luggage, face flight cancellation, or for medical coverage. 

There is no hospital in the Everest region, and any big injury or sickness may require air evacuation to a hospital in Kathmandu. Without travel insurance, it gets tough for us to provide air evacuation to you on time.

FAQs
  • Yes, you need very good quality sleeping bag and down jacket while you are trekking in Everest region.

  • We arrange helicopter from Gorekshep to Lukla whele you completed the Everest Base Camp.

  • Definitely you will complete that's why we arrange helicopter for those people who have limited time.

  • We have flight from Kathmandu to Lukla early in the morning and at the end of your trip you have to fly out from Lukla to Kathmandy by plane.

  • This trip is a bit more costly because of the helicopter cost compare to other trip to Everest. Generally you have to arrange 2000 USD to 2500 USD.

Client Reviews
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    StefanSWDenmarkJan 15, 2017

    A wonderful trip to Everest Base Camp

    Aug 2016 • Friends

    It was my first trip outside of Europe, when I in 2010 arrived in Nepal to do the Everest Base Camp trek. My friend and I started trekking to the camp on our own, when we suddenly ran into some difficulties without a guide. We met a couple of Canadians, who Eaklal was helping and he took us under his wings as well. It changed our experience, because Eaklal was extremely coordinated and was able to tell us things which we would never know, doing it on our own. It was a trip of a lifetime.

    Unfortunately, I got altitude sickness further up, and Eaklal was able to help me get a safe passage down the mountain. Something that I have always been grateful for.

    I give him the very best recommendation. It is hard to find a better person than him :)

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    Sandip PIndiaDec 02, 2016

    EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

    Apr 2016 • Solo

    This was my first time trekking in Himalayas to the Everest Base Camp and was the best trek I had experienced. This was solely due to detailed planning and organization of Eaklal and his Sherpa.
    Eaklal went out of his way to ensure I got the necessary comforts and places I wanted to see and climb.

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